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ERIC Number: ED466438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 85
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School Adjustment of Taiwanese Aborigine Girls at Jen-Te Junior College of Medical Nursing and Management.
Chung, Hsueh-Yu
A study explored the school experiences of aboriginal female students (n=5) at Jen-Te Junior College of Medical Nursing and Management School in Miao-Li, Taiwan. The following research questions were addressed: (1) do aboriginal girls feel that their culture and background influences their schooling experiences? (2) what problems do aboriginal girls experience at school that may be a result of cultural background? (3) what strategies do aboriginal girls use to adapt to life in school? and (4) how can the educational system in Taiwan better meet the needs of aboriginal girls who are adapting to life in Taiwanese schools? An open-ended three-part qualitative interview was used. Part one reviewed personal information from the participants, part two contained several open-ended qualitative questions, and part three was developed as a result of new insights resulting from the open-ended qualitative question. Several findings emerged: (1) family culture and background influence the participants' choice of schools; (2) college entrance policies for aboriginal girls provide opportunities in higher education, but also cause school adjustment problems (lack of previous learning experiences and lack of mastery in academic basics studied in elementary and middle school appear to contribute to adjustment problems); (3) participants felt a disconnection with their own culture due to immersion in a college setting in which they were a minority population (study participants longed for the mentorship/companionship of teachers from their own aboriginal culture); and (4) aboriginal students have low self-concept when it comes to comparing themselves to other peers. Contains 67 references (some in Chinese) and 7 tables. Appended are English and Chinese translations of the interview permission form and demographic data questionnaire. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan